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Interesting take on the Decatur Area

Been coming to Decatur for almost 50 years and my husband was born and raised there, but we learned... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2018
Thomas T
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Clermont, Florida
Best kept secret in Decatur

The Mueller Museum is full of fascinating facts about the Mueller family and the history of Decatur... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2017
debral522
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Boston, Cambridge, United States
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28 Jul 2018
“Interesting take on the Decatur Area”
26 Dec 2017
“Best kept secret in Decatur”
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Reviewed 28 July 2018

Been coming to Decatur for almost 50 years and my husband was born and raised there, but we learned a lot of history neither of us knew before. Mr Mueller was quite the Renaissance Man--inventor, innovator and self made! My brother in law is retired...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

The Mueller Museum is full of fascinating facts about the Mueller family and the history of Decatur Illinois...my first stop when moving this quaint area!

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank debral522
Reviewed 22 July 2017

For those looking to learn more about Mueller's contributions to industrial technology, this is the place for you! It requires quite a bit of reading, so not recommended for small children. Note: We weren't sure if it was the day we went or a normal...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Olivia C
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This museum packs tons of history in a small space! You not only learn about Hieronymus Mueller and his family, there is lots of history about the local area as well. Definitely worth visiting to learn about all the accomplishments Mueller made!

Date of experience: November 2015
2  Thank JZimmerman3
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Surprisingly, this small museum is very well put together. It clearly tells the story of the Mueller Company founder and his inventions, as well as his impact during the Industrial Age. Very interesting stories of his family and interweaving with the other major business in...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Wilkisa
Reviewed 13 January 2016

H Mueller came from Germany in the 1850's ..........His company has survived for over 150 years in Decatur . Most of the products seen at this location are subterranean .......... but, extremely important in our everyday lives

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank tmh564
Reviewed 26 December 2015

I went here with a ladies group in November. I had never been in it and I was shocked how interesting and wonderful the museum is. Although small, there are so many interesting items of Decatur and Muller Co and it takes quite a while...More

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank gottashiner
Reviewed 29 July 2015

I stumbled across this small museum last December on a tour of Christmas Open Businesses. It has lots of historical item related to the Mueller Company on whose grounds it is located. I learned a lot about the history of the company. Since that's the...More

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank garysR7805PZ
Reviewed 10 June 2013

This is a museum focused on all the patents received by Hieronymus Mueller who came here as a gunsmith, but wound up as an important engineer on water mains, water valves and hydrants. A great little museum to go to for understanding the water infrastructure...More

Date of experience: May 2013
9  Thank PROF_CONSULTANT
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